Saudi Arabia condemns Russian accusations over Syria

March 9th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Riyadh, March 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has condemned a Russian statement accusing it of supporting terrorism in Syria.

“Such irresponsible statements are mistaking the reality of the kingdom’s keenness to deal with the Syrian crisis according to the rules of international legitimacy, and through the (UN) Security Council which is concerned with preserving the international peace and security,” a Saudi foreign ministry statement said.

“The Russian accusations are based on false assumptions repeated by the Syrian media which is negated by the international community claiming that Al Qaeda along with other armed terrorist groups form the basis of the Syrian opposition,” the statement said.

“This approach reflects a clear support to the regime to commit what rises to the level of crimes against humanity, which might subject the supporter of these acts to moral, legal and criminal law responsibility,” the statement added.

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